I recieved a "True Brew" extract kit for Xmas which is an American Style Bock. My question is this, isn't this a lager beer? If so I have no way of fermenting at those colder temps at this point in time. I assume since this is a kit & it says nothing about fermenting at lager temps its just an ale version but I thought that a bock was in the lager style?? It was packages with the yellow Munton's Active Yeast pack which I also assume is an ale yeast.
I do have a vial of White Labs WLP029 that I might use in place of the included Munton's pack but this is also an ale yeast strain but seems to be like a midpoint between lager and ale yeast??
Guess my question is should I return this for an ale kit??
I ran across a few online bock recipes using hte WLP029 ale yeast, should I just go for it?
All the True Brew kits (according to my LHBS owner) are ale strains, so fermenting that obviously will not provide the necessary lager characteristics. Go with the WLP strain and ferment it as cold as you can; maybe cool the carboy down with cool towels, etc. It will be a lot of work, but will be worth it.